Meet Our Priest-in-Charge

The Vestry is pleased to announce The Rev. Alan Kelmereit is Priest-in-Charge at St. Michael's.  Alan's term will continue (October 2019 - August 2020) until the Search Committee has completed its work and a new Rector is called.  Alan and Debbie will be living in The Cottage while they are on Sanibel Island.

Given Alan's familiarity with both St. Michael's and the Diocese, a smooth transitional period is certain post Ellen's retirement. Services will continue as usual, and there are no plans for changes in ministries. The goal is to provide, during the search process for a new Rector, a continuity of Ellen's legacy of warmth, welcome, inclusiveness, pastoral care, and all that she did for St. Michael's.  Alan and the Vestry will be working closely together to achieve this goal.  Plans are also being made to have one Guest Preacher each month.

It must be understood that the role of Priest-in-Charge is a contractual arrangement between the Vestry and the Priest, with the approval of the Bishop.  A formal "Letter of Agreement" is drawn up with all the details spelled out.  Alan, with the Vestry, will ensure the continuity of Ellen's legacy until the new permanent Rector arrives.




Rev Alan-Debbie